I should drink saltwater to forget:

— Apparently Bob McDonnell’s been a fan of the Confederacy for a while now.

— Steve Rothman’s argument that US aid to Israel makes sense in dollars and cents terms is laughably implausible but he deserves credit for actually addressing the issue.

— All about the new DC teacher contract.

— Marc Ambinder devastates conservative critics of the Obama nuclear agenda.

— Back in 2007, Michael Lewis heaped scorn on skeptics of the endless boom.

— I’m coming around to the view that Sarah Palin is likely to be the 2012 GOP nominee.

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, “When We Swam”.